The Handmaid’s Tale, Thoughts…

My first experience with Margaret Atwood (Canadian) was the film of The Handmaid’s Tale in 1990, and more recently through a MasterClass.com lecture series and the remake in a series on Hulu (2017). It’s amazing the number of written works she’s produced; fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s stories (over 40 since 1961). Some publisher/instructors say to…

A Short Story – Memories Of Mommy Dee © Elsa Wolf

Two of many. This fragmented story is based on a night-time dream. I wrote it down in my journal when I awoke. One day I hope to revise its contents and make it part of a short-story collection. If you have any comments or suggestions to improve, please let me know. Memories of Mommy Dee…

Téa Obreht

Téa Obreht’s personal journey really impressed me on a U-Tube video during the Library of Congress 2020 National Book Festival. The connection I felt brought tears to my eyes. She’s a novelist who was born in the former Yugoslavia and had to move to Syria with her family. She learned how to speak English by…

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

A very difficult subject to tackle; abortion from the point of view of many characters. I created a chart to keep track of everyone. The author did a great job with the individual stories and their reasoning for having or not having an abortion. I hadn’t selected this book on my own, it was part…

A Short Story–The Unexpected© Elsa Wolf

One of many. This fragmented story is based on a night-time dream. I wrote it down in my journal when I awoke. One day I hope to revise its contents and make it part of a short-story collection. Maggie, hunted for the ringing phone, it was under a Smithsonian magazine. A moment passed. She grabbed…